I’ve found that the easiest way to get a contract with your interview subject is to come to an agreement over the phone. There is a contract and it’s called a Recording Release Form where someone signs the release form which entitles you to the interview and you can have a contract and I’m sure if you google it.
I just received an oral contract. You know, like I said, it goes without saying that if I’m interviewing an expert, they’re doing it for free promotion, potential product sales if I’m an affiliate. It is understood that I am going to distribute the interview and that I have the rights to do so.
But what you can do if you’re concerned, before your big interview, right before you’re ready to do the interview, you’d say, “Hey, okay, here’s what we’re going to do, I’m recording now and you understand I’m recording this call and that you agree that we are going to do an interview and that I have all the rights to do what I want with the interview packages in the future, and I want to be able to put it on my site and other sites and promote it.
So why would they say no? They’re going to say, yeah, okay. So you have that on a recording, so you have a contract, an oral contract. I don’t know how solid it is if they ever chased you or wanted you to stop. I think if they wanted you to remove the interview or stop using it, you would just stop doing it. I’ve never had a problem with this in all the years I’ve been doing it.
I started doing a record release but I think contracts scare people and it was more of a hindrance so I don’t do them anymore. It’s an unspoken and implied agreement and then I’ll back it up to the voice audio interview teacher that we have an agreement of what we’re doing.